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The Find: Moqueca, the spirit of coastal Brazil

April 6, 2010 | 12:01 pm

If you think Brazilian food means lots and lots of carved meats, Maria-Gloria Sarcinelli would like to introduce you to mocqueca: bubbling stews that arrive at the table in a rustic, coal-black cooking pot of the same name.

People come from miles around for the signature dishes served at Sarcinelli's restaurant, Mocqueca, which overlooks Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor. That's just one of the reasons it's our Find of the week. Read more here:

-- Rene Lynch

Photo: Moqueca de Camarao is jumbo shrimp served in a handmade clay pot for two. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times